November 4th, 2014

Games: slime

Halloweeny Weekend Part 1 - Costumes and Party

Friday night we went to a Halloween party at a friend of Avalyn and inkbot's.

Inkbot had decided awhile ago that she was going to be Ripley from Alien, after a brief stint of considering going as Star Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy, and had been working on her costume for awhile. Avalyn poked at me once or twice asking what i was going to go as, and i finally decided on Link, mainly because i figured it would be pretty easy to fake-up a costume for him via the internet.

I _could_ have spent $15-20 on a replica foam sword and $20ish on a replica foam shield, but instead i spent about $60 on a replica wood or hard plastic shield and $35 on a replica steel sword. I also picked up one of the Link hoodies and a green hat. (The green hat wasn't strictly necessary since the Link hoodie obviously has a green pointed hood, but since it was only $9 i figured it would look nicer than putting the hood up.)

It will probably be a little difficult to reuse the costume for a con because of the steel sword, which isn't sharpened but does have quite a point on the tip, but it is a pretty awesome sword :)

The last of my packages showed up wednesday evening, and Avalyn still hadn't figured out what she was going to go as. She said if i'd decided earlier she might have gotten a Zelda dress so we'd match, and for awhile she was thinking of reusing her Star Trek uniform. Then friday morning she emailed me from work saying she'd decided to go as Katniss Everdeen, since she already had most of the stuff she needed.

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The party itself was pretty uneventful, except for the part where Avalyn and inkbot had to spend the first hour or so helping the host get her costume together because she'd left that part until the last minute :) (She was going as Rocket Raccoon.)

There were somewhere between one and two dozen people there. There was a couple who came as George R R Martin and Cersei, two guys who came as Mario and Luigi (sadly no fourth Nintendo character showed up to complete the Super Smash Bros match lineup =) a guy dressed as... tropical Hitler i think, a vampire or two, and a lot of more generic costumes that i'm not coming up with right now.

We spent a lot of time chatting with people and some time snacking on stuff (apparently Ralph's has some amazing cookies right now, which are labeled as "pumpkin" but that Avalyn and i both agreed tasted something like chocolate or espresso) and a little time taking pictures.

We probably would have left a little earlier than we did except around midnight, after having drizzled a bit earlier in the day, it suddenly started pouring. We definitely need the rain but it would have made the trip out to the car and back home a bit inconvenient, so we ended up leaving closer to one, once the rain had (mostly) stopped.